Posted by **amber** on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 5:56pm.

2/5(5x-3) - 1/3(12x-5). Have the correct answer but need someone to show me how to solve for it.

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**bobpursley**, Monday, June 20, 2011 at 6:04pm
2x-6/5 - 4x+5/3

-2x +1/15 (-6+25)

-2x+ 19/15

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**Raymond**, Monday, June 20, 2011 at 6:21pm
Amber, I'm not sure if my solution is correct but I will take a stab at it.

Your problem was:

2/5(5x-3)-1/3(12x-5)

2x-6/5-4x+5/3

-2x-18/15+25/15

-2x+7/15

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**Raymond**, Monday, June 20, 2011 at 6:39pm
You made a mistake bobpursley in solving Amber's problem.

6/5 does NOT equal 6/15! 6/5=18/15 Therefore your calculation in line 2 of your solution is incorrect!

It SHOULD read:

-2x+1/15(-18+25)

-2x+7/15

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**bobpursley**, Monday, June 20, 2011 at 9:54pm
Thanks. I see that. You are correct.

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**Sara**, Friday, June 24, 2011 at 7:23pm
2/5(5x-3) - 1/3(12x-5)

10x/5-3/1(5/5) -12x/3 +5/1(3/3)

2x-3 -4x +5

2x-4x - 3+5

-2x + 2

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